What will I learn?

Why Animal Biology?

Our Animal Biology degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding career. You’ll learn in the field and lab as you explore local and global biological issues, studying subjects such as diversity, physiology, ecology, evolution and behaviour. With opportunities to gain experience in settings from zoos to schools, working with wildlife rangers, conservation groups and more, our graduates stand out from the competition. There are also opportunities to undertake international field studies (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details) and students have previously examined conservation in South Africa, ecology in the Swiss Alps and the environment in the Asian rainforest. You’ll draw on the expertise of lecturers who have been awarded for their teaching excellence and media work, and internationally recognised for their leading research in bioscience. You’ll also combine the latest scientific knowledge and contemporary research methods in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,680.00 (US$ 18,114) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Main Site

Park Campus,

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need one of the following qualifications and US Grade 11 English minimum 65%: High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above; ACT with a score of 21 or above; and SAT I with a score of 1500 or above. They also need one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications: 2 Advanced Placement Tests with Grade 3 or above; 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates; 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each; 3 College Level Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above; and 3 High School Honours Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)